This is Dan. Yes, he’s wearing a mumu and a pair of fuzzy pink monster boots while riding a unicycle…and drinking a beer. In case you’ve ever wondered, this is exactly what Burning Man is like. Dan is a super awesome guy and a phenomenal aerospace engineer. He also works at Syynlabs making videos like this:
******, widely known for his political analysis and cheeky one liners, sits here in what is the ultimately archetypal “camp out photo.” We’ve all been here. Yet, reasonable people still disagree if it’s the bunny ears or pipe that truly make this picture.
Everyday that you do not talk to strangers is a day that your new best friend passes you silently on the street. Tiffanie was at a house party brandishing a packet of homemade screen printed greeting cards and I couldn’t resist talking to her. We were fast friends and she took me to her studio to teach me about zinc plate printing. Tiffanie’s wit is probably single handedly responsible for keeping me sane while I lived in Colorado for four months in 2009.
The song Neopolitan Dreams by Lisa Mitchell very much reminds me of her: clever, quirky, highly skilled and delightful beyond measure.
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Appearing scruffy and happy this photo unfortunately portrays Jeffery as entirely far too innocent. Aside from being an excellent gangster rap video producer and political analyst he has this amazing knack for pushing arbitrary social boundaries in a way that is both poignant and hilariously uncomfortable.
When we’re traveling together I like to believe that my moderating influence is the only thing keeping us out of jail but it’s clearly just Jeffrey’s incredible charm. I have, at times, referred to him as the maniac reincarnation of hunter thompson but with more class and less hillbilly swagger.
He is yet another wonderful person that Stark introduced me to. She would be part of this series but refuses to be photographed.
Sidney is awesome. We’ve been causing trouble on bridges and dunes for years. I’m sort of sad because he’s moving to Japan for post-doc work next year but that’s still a ways off. Aside from being super smart and awesome, Sidney has excellent taste in music. Check out this recent mellow playlist he made
Suzi lives in England but doesn’t have dreadlocks anymore (mine were longer even when she had them). We met on flickr and occasionally she comes to the States for Burning Man. She is not nearly as proper as this photo indicates.
Danny (all squinty eyed and on the left) is one of those people who is both exceptionally brilliant on the technical and creative levels. We lived together in Cambridge’s Central Square and he’s really one of my favorite housemates of all time. The scoundrel on the right is Joshua, also pretty f-ing sharp but this MFPoSPIK isn’t about him.
Could it be fruit in that glass or severed kangaroo balls? With these guys, you just. don’t. know.
This is Kimpossible, one of the cobloggers on Voodoo Knickers. We’ve been friends since 1999 when she tried to leave a party and I steadfastly refused to let her go. Since then she’s gotten into all sorts of interesting adventures, many of which have been cataloged here. I’m very fond of the composition in this photo. The wry smile is representative.
This is B eating lunch at a Cafe in Vancouver in 2004. We were later mugged by Yakuza in Hiroshima but I used my dreadlocks to dazzle them. Nowadays B is a very competent doctor in LA(ish). I like having friends that I feel comfortable come at me with extremely sharp objects.